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Aligned with the overarching goal of the CPRA Green Jobs Initiative, a new Youth Training component has been developed to build skills and capacity in the Canadian parks and recreation sector.  To meet this objective, the CPRA Green Jobs Initiative: Youth Training Component will provide direct funding to eligible organizations that will enable training and skills development in youth (those aged 15 to 30).

In order to qualify for funding, training programs must provide successful youth with a certificate of completion. Examples of eligible programs for this funding include: HIGH Five training, lifeguard training, hike leader certification, sustainable trails certificate, wilderness first aid, outdoor officials, outdoor equipment operator licenses, Class 4 drivers licenses, etc.

CPRA will provide 50% of the total training cost. The applicant must cover the other 50% via non-federal funding or in-kind contribution. Applications will be reviewed weekly, and funding will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. The application period will be open until March 18, 2022, or until all project funding has been allocated.
All training opportunities must be delivered no later than April 30, 2022.

Visit CPRA's website to learn more.

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